Molly's Memorial

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Project by robscastle posted 01-01-2020 04:34 AM 945 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK its NYD and the family have left.

With all the fun times they took with them three signs for their sadly departed dog Molly.
1. A cross showing Molly
2. A secondary sign showing Molly
3. A Image of Molly set in timber

She was loved by all and was sadly missed.

For those dog lovers interested she had a decorated kennel and Santa hat
for Christmas but didn’t see the day checking out in her sleep beforehand.

Anyway with the sad aspects over I attempted to make a fitting monument, and its detailed in some blogs.

My original design concepts were not what was wanted and although not cast aside more removed and located elsewhere.

Construction details:

timber Aust Red Ironbark

cross half lapped and glued
cormers radiused and sanded
finishing gold leaf inlay
sanding sealer 1st coat
marine UV polly second coat …applied by eldest daughter Caitlin

further coats TBA by the family in instu at the resting place.

The silver inlay sign is for their Cubby house somewhere.

The Picture to TBA, the reason it was removed was for environmental issues, due to the need for constant t fading in the sun and so forth

-- Regards Rob

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-01-2020 04:54 AM

Sorry for your loss Rob. It’s so sad when we loose a loved member of the family. The cross maker is very nice! We adopted a cat from a friend that died and her name is Molly. We don’t know how old she is but she not very active so I think she is an old cat.
Your Molly was a great looking pup!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-01-2020 05:23 AM

Sorry for the loss of your family member. Great to have a memorial to remember our past pets with too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 01-01-2020 07:36 AM

It will be a good memory!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-01-2020 08:27 AM

Nice one Robbo.
Interesting how the final didn’t end up with the horizontal gold leaf or the bone.
Nice one and happy new year from Frankfurt Germany

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 01-01-2020 02:05 PM

Hey rc, I can be as soppy as the next person, however, I have found that taking the mickey out of a bad situations can often be the best medicine.

So, if this is out of place, I appologise…

Did you use crimping scissors (hmm! scissors, popular late topic) on the post?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 01-01-2020 05:58 PM

Know the feelings, my pup is no longer in the Autumn of his life but slipping into winter:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 01-01-2020 10:42 PM

Crimping scissors? ... that’s grass you mug!

Otherwise to everybody else thanks for looking

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 01-02-2020 12:17 AM

sorry for your dogs mean the world to me. all they ask for is love.

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#9 posted 01-02-2020 01:55 AM

Hi Rob… I’m very sorry you lost Molly, a real cute dog…

You made a Great memorial to her..

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#10 posted 01-02-2020 03:21 AM

Rob, I’m sorry for your family’s loss and the cross is perfect. No matter what preceded the end result is what counts

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 01-02-2020 04:57 PM

great job buddy im sure they are very happy with the results.maybe you can make one for lbd too,maybe in the shape of a vino bottle :)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 01-02-2020 05:08 PM

.... maybe in the shape of a vino bottle :)
- pottz

Darn pottzy... you do have a clever brain!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 01-06-2020 07:00 PM

I know that losing a pet is like losing a family member Rob, my condolences, but this was a great way to pay your respects to her.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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